Susan’s motivation to practice law stems from a long line of distinguished lawyers in her family village, which includes the first indigenous Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea. Originally from Papua New Guinea, Susan moved to Townsville in 2013 to pursue a Joint Bachelor of Business and Law with a major in Economics at James Cook University. During her university years, she founded the JCU Pacific Islands Student Association, served as Secretary of the JCU PNG Student Association, volunteered with North Queensland Women’s Legal Service, was placed with Townsville Community Law, and actively participated in various sporting competitions including the Townsville Monsoonal Volleyball Competition. After graduating in 2019, she broadened her legal interests by briefly volunteering at the Arts Law Centre of Australia in Sydney, focusing on Media, Arts and Intellectual Property Law.
In 2020, Susan relocated to Cairns amid the COVID-19 pandemic and began her career as a Conveyancing Assistant, later advancing to the role of Conveyancer at Preston Law. She completed her supervised legal traineeship in the areas of Property and Commercial Law, Wills and Estate Planning and Litigation practice. After completing her supervised Traineeship in September 2022, Susan joined O’Reilly Stevens Lawyers and was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland in February 2023. Susan works in various areas of law including conveyancing, commercial, corporate, wills and estates, litigation and intellectual property. Susan also offers immigration assistance to our clients. Susan finds this work rewarding as she can assist clients to realise their personal and business aspirations.
Outside work, Susan is stays active in her church community, enjoys cooking at home with family, indulges in reading and movies, and explores Cairns’ beautiful beaches and botanical gardens. Additionally, Susan regularly attends the Tradelinked Cairns-PNG-Pacific mixer on the last Tuesday of each month.